Posts in Joie de Vivre
Overnight Favorites

My favorite parts of my skincare and bedtime routine occur in the evening. There's nothing more satisfying than giving your skin and mind all the love and TLC it needs after a stressful day. The night is also the time where your skin repairs itself, so it makes sense to give it as much help as it needs to achieve maximum results. Below are some of my tried and tested gems that I really recommend for some overnight magic—some for the skin-some for the mind.

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Facial And Skin Obsessed

One thing I do know is that I would really love for my skin to look like I was just born. Which means: facials every month!!!

Think of professional facials as a monthly ‘spring cleaning’ for your skin. While daily cleansing, weekly exfoliating and skin care are essential, it’s the professional facials that will thoroughly clean your skin and revitalise it incomparably.

Although results from facials are usually seen instantly after a single facial, the benefits of committing to regular facials are cumulative – and here are 4 reasons why you need monthly facials:

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Smells Like Fall

In celebration of the launch of Skylar's first forest-inspired scent, 100% of today's proceeds will be donated to the National Forest Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on restoring and supporting our National Forests.

Welcome to everyday serenity. The ultimate earthy enchantment. Just like the tree, this scent exudes balance, growth and harmony. Inspired by the sound of wind blowing through the trees, finding a waterfall through the woods, and grounding yourself in nature - this elevated scent will give you the peace only connecting with the Earth can offer. Enjoy this forest-inspired, woodsy, lush and elevated scent and experience everyday serenity with one spritz. Time to go back to your roots, love.


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Friday Five//The Summer Edition

It's Friday so you know what that means....it's time for another Friday Five round up! I have so neglected this series (catch up on older Friday Five's here) and I promise to stay more on-top of it! It has always gotten a great response and is such a great way for me to recap the things I am sharing on my Instagram that you may have missed. 

My beauty bag has been inundated with new beauty products to try – from new to me skin care products, cosmetics, and some fabulous haircare items.  All of the gems featured here have been personally reviewed by me for weeks and I have a feeling you are really going to love them.

I feel like it's pretty much impossible to have a good hair day in the summer and forget makeup as it just drips off my oily skin by noon in these three digit temps. So I really rely on finding the best products to keep me looking somewhat decent out there! (and hydrated) So here are my five for this week's summer edition. 

First thing's first....beauty starts from the inside...and hydration is so important.

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Beauty Review: NIU BODY

As a certified beauty junkie, I love discovering new brands. And trying to make everything in my life "greener" I especially love discovering green goodness brands. 

And if the brand can deliver results --well I'm drawn in by anything that can get my skin looking it's very best because to me good skin starts with good skincare - and the less make-up the better in my books!

NIU BODY

NIU BODY was founded in March of 2017 by Laura Burget and Connie Lo after being frustrated with the natural beauty products available on the market. Options were limited to either pseudo-natural products which weren't effective or high-end brands which cost a fortune. NIU BODY aspires to be a truly natural, approachable brand, at affordable prices so all babes can enjoy everything green beauty has to offer. 

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The One Perfect Fragrance To Spritz This Summer: Skylar Body Capri

Well everyone meet the lovely new CAPRI (dreamt up by our own Skylar customer, Dallas Daws Welch, and voted on by our Skylar gals-with thousands of votes)--Inspired by the carefree moments on sweet summer days in the Mediterranean ☀️ 🌊 🐟 And it's love at first smell for me! Loving this citrus escape so much. 🍊I’ve always fantasized about living near the ocean, and this scent always transports me to a glamorous beachside locale having the most intimate summer sabbatical. 

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Affordable Modern Lighting From Gantri: Meet Zeppelin

If you have followed me for a while now you are familiar with Gantri. They are forward-thinking, design-obsessed innovators who are committed to creating original modern designs that are inspired, well made and affordable. They partner with talented established and emerging designers from around the world and help bring their unique visions to life and directly into your home. 

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Self-Care Weekend Featuring Osea Bath + Body

Anyhow I decided to do some things for me yesterday as I gave myself a mental self care day! And plan to keep the lovely self care going all weekend.  I guess you could say this is going to be the weekend of me! As women, and especially as mothers, we always tend to put everyone's needs above our own. I have learned over the years that by taking care of myself and doing things that make me feel good I am a better girlfriend, mother and friend.  You cannot constantly run on empty. It's simply a recipe for disaster. The saying that you can not love someone if you don't love yourself is so true. Self love, self happiness-it matters. So from now on let's make an intention to put ourselves first every once and a while and NOT feel guilty about it. 

Really hope you try some of these feel-good things!


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The Goddess Of Lady-Like (Channeling Natalie Wood)...My New Favorite Fragrance

When us goddesses spend so much on makeup, hair products, and clothes, it can sometimes be hard to spend a little more on a good perfume. After all, it’s not something you can see like a bold gloss, a fabulous new handbag or a new dress. But that’s the beauty of perfume. It’s invisible but it can make or break an image. I’m sure we all have a mother, aunt, grandma, or even a bestie in our lives who has a signature scent. You associate that smell with her, and it says so much. Maybe love, or caring. Maybe power and boldness. To me, Natalie Fragrance says CONFIDENT WOMAN-and embodies everything lady-like. This fresh, sparkling floral scent opens with an alluring combination of freesia, neroli, bigarde zest and rose oil.

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Choosing The Perfect Art For Your Home Featuring Orth Contemporary And Tara Thacker

Choosing the right piece of art to complement your space can be one of the most challenging things in decorating. Unless you’re an art curator, gallery owner, or artist, chances are that buying art does not come very naturally to you. How do I choose? When do I invest? How do I educate myself? Should I go for black-and-white abstract art or colorful photography?

So I am going to share our story with you and we really hope it helps!

 On a recent visit to Orth Gallery in Kendall-Whittier a few months ago, I stumbled in and fell in love with TaraThacker's  sculptures

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Meet Quilo

The Dog Days Of Summer have officially arrived all over the place!! Hello heat !!! So this post is coming at a perfect time, right?!

One of the first things that affects us in a room is the quality and temperature of the air, yet it’s one of the last things we tend to consider. So I am excited to share the perfect all year air cooler. 

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Non-Surgical Facelift-"The Vampire Facial" Featuring Revolution Medical Spa

The vampire facial, otherwise known as a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) facial, has been widely debated ever since Kim Kardashian West underwent the procedure during an episode of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians spin-off, Kim and Kourtney Take Miami. ... 

And I have been curious for a whole year and finally decided to try it a little over a week ago.

Note: The facial procedure was offered complimentary to me by Jenna Case. The review is 100 percent my own, candid experience.

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My 2 Favorite Face Pore Minimizing Products For Spring-Summer

So what are these two amazing skin care products? Well first off, they’re all created by a skincare brand I adore, OSEA, who believe that natural, non-toxic skincare is vital for long-term health, beauty, and radiance. Their products are powered by bioavailable skin superfoods so effective they eliminate the need for harmful synthetic ingredients entirely. I have mentioned OSEA at the very beginning of the year when I shared my three fave skin care products under $70

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